Sneak Peek: New Lockdown Vault Door Can Turn Any Room into a Safe – SHOT Show 2020

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Not enough room in the gun safe? Lockdown might have a solution.

The company’s brand-new Vault Doors are user-installable and can turn virtually any room into a vault. Like many of Lockdown’s products, the Vault also monitors the room for temperature, humidity, and tampering, and connects to user’s phones via the Lockdown Logic app.

We caught up with company rep Ronnelle Franklin, who told us about all of Lockdown’s new smart products.

Lockdown is looking to take smart home technology and apply it to the gun storage world. That starts with the Puck. The Puck can monitor any room or compartment for temperature and humidity, and allows users to set safe ranges for both measurements. When the room deviates from that safe range, the Puck will send an alert to the user’s phone through Lockdown’s Logic app.

When users receive an alert, they can activate a dehumidifier or any other device via the Smart Plug. The Smart Plug works between a wall outlet and a device and allows users to turn the device on by sending a message to the Puck through the Logic app.

The Puck also monitors for vibration, so users can know if their safe or In Plain Sight shelf is being tampered with.

The Puck will be available March 1 for $109.99, and the Smart Plug will be available at the end of March for $27.99.

The Puck and the Smart Plug give users the ability to monitor and control temperature and humidity and be notified if someone tries to break into their gun safe.

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While the Puck and the Smart Plug are tailor-made for securing firearms, these types of smart home devices have been around for several years now. The real attention-getter at the Lockdown booth was the Lockdown Vault Door.

The Vault Door can be installed into an existing door frame (Lockdown plans to release several sizes) and can monitor for the same factors as the Puck. It can tell users when the door is open and communicate with Smart Plugs to turn on dehumidifiers, etc.

But for users who worry about connecting the Vault Door to the app via wireless internet, the door can also be used without any outside connections. Franklin also told us that the app never knows the user’s password, so even if the app is connected to the door, hackers have no way of learning a user’s code.

The steel door sits in a steel frame and is secured via steel bolts that go up and down the length of the door. The door includes a manual open lever on the inside, so users don’t need to worry about being locked in.

The door connects to the house’s main power, but if the power goes out, the door runs via a battery backup. The door will also include a tertiary power supply, but Lockdown engineers are still working on that technology.

Lockdown plans to release the Vault Door sometime this summer. MSRP will be between $1,500 and $1,800, depending on size and fire rating.

A lever inside the Vault ensures users never get locked in.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Kyle T February 3, 2020, 10:15 pm

    They’ve introduced the Liberty Safelert to Elexa.

  • MyCatGotYourGun.Run February 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

    Okay but the exposed lever inside makes drilling from outer 10x faster. One little hole, slip in some wire to hook on the handle and door is open.
    Appears hollow, a $1500+ door that is intended for safe room shouldn’t be hollow. Hell, even anti-fire/heat material would be better than hollow.
    A more realistic application for this door would be for a designated “panic” room where once the door is secure, police can be notified immediately and occupants have time to throw armor on and grab a shoulder weapon in case door is breached/other area breached. This door should only be a part of a comprehensive layered security system, and not be relied on like its Captain America’s shield.

  • Archangel February 3, 2020, 3:45 pm

    Better to pour a concrete extension to the basement extending into the back yard and have the entry be through a doorway in the basement wall with the safe door.
    Anything preexisting like a closet or a smaller bedroom would have too many soft point issues (ceiling, floor, interior and exterior facing walls) to be a real safe room.
    I had a friend that had a segmented basement foundation with a small pass-through from one side to the other that would be perfect for this.

  • Joseph Barbieri February 3, 2020, 7:51 am

    EMP will it still work ?

    • Paul Helinski February 3, 2020, 8:36 am

      The entire EMP issue is a myth. See the article here in the prepping stuff.

  • Dan Barnes February 3, 2020, 7:00 am

    Seems like the obvious issue would be that most house today have sheetrock interior walls with studs on either 16″ or 24″ centers. In a single story house, the ceiling would be of similar construction. The vault room would have to be hardened in some other way or all it would take to gain access would be a sharp knife. Also, assuming anyone who purchases this already has a home security system, the door’s alarm feature isn’t going to be the first thing to alert the home owner to a forced entry.

    • Paul Helinski February 3, 2020, 7:36 am

      Obviously this is made so that you can turn a room into a safe by welding or bolting panels inside the room. Anything else obvious to explain to us?

      • Pantexan February 3, 2020, 11:14 am

        Not so obvious. If it were the Lockdown company would mention that and then capitalize on it by selling the panels and accessories. The article title states “New Lockdown Vault Door Can Turn Any Room into a Safe”. It doesn’t say turn New Lockdown Vault Door Can Turn Any hardened, reinforced, steel paneled room into a safe. As of today the Lockdown website doesn’t even list vault doors as a product you can buy from them.

        • Paul Helinski February 3, 2020, 3:20 pm

          What are all of you on prozac? Is it not ok to have common sense anymore, so much that you have to defend stupid obvious comments?

  • Trevor February 3, 2020, 5:55 am

    Great idea put me down for one

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